Sadly, Philip Seymour Hoffman has died of a suspected drug overdose at just 46. When his body was found this morning (Feb. 2) in his New York City apartment, the Oscar-winning actor had a needle in his arm.
The Capote star struggled with addictions for years. He first went to rehab 23 years ago. In May 2013, Hoffman told TMZ he was checking into rehab after falling off the wagon and abusing heroin and prescription drugs.
Hoffman was dating costume designer Mimi O'Donnell since 1999, when they met on the set of the play In Arabia We'd All Be Kings. The couple never married, but had three children: son Cooper Alexander in 2003, followed by daughters Tallulah and Willa in 2006 and 2008. "When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently," he once said. "You look at being a child differently. It's an awakening, a revelation that you have."
Sources told Showbiz Spy that O'Donnell is, understandably, devastated. "Mimi is inconsolable. He had his problems, but she thought he was on the road to recovery following his recent rehab stint."
The insider added, "Mimi already had a tough few days, after the recent hoax that claimed Philip had died. She will have to stay strong for the sake of their kids."
Our thoughts go out to Hoffman's family, friends and loved ones during this tragic time.
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